What’s your biggest fear of aging? If you’re like most baby boomers, it’s cancer and memory loss. Actually, obesity diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes are the biggest threats to the aging population in America. Baby boomers are the most obese segment in the population. While they think they lead healthy, active lives, the […]Read more
Ed. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…” Linda-Ann shares the importance of being consciously consistent. Staying consciously consistent with your principles and with your positive daily affirmations isn’t a simple proposition. It’s so much easier to just fall back into the old programming or to react without thought. […]Read more
(What Stops People From Living Their Dream?) Ed note: John Robinson is one of 6 ‘Retirement Experts’ who are interviewed for the series “Living the Dream Without Breaking the Bank”. Listen to an excerpt of John and the other interviews: The new aging has given us 15-20 more years of life. What shall we do […]Read more
MetLife Mature Market Institute released a study about caregiving for elderly. Working adults who are also elder caregivers can suffer financially. The study found there are 10 million working caregivers who lose an estimated $3 trillion in lost wages and benefits if they’re forced to quit their job prematurely. The average caretaker loses $304,000. That amount doesn’t include […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.